Come with Daddy: Child Murder-Suicide After Family Breakdown
Come with Daddy examines the tragic crime of familicide, the murder-suicide of children and a parent in the context of a dispute over custody or access. The trauma of this offence reverberates through the families, communities and across generations, causing mental and physical illness and social dysfunction.
Carolyn Harris Johnson has studied Family Court files, police records and newspaper reports, but the most haunting insights come from the survivors. They have courageously relived this darkest period in their lives in the hope that their stories might provide clues to prevent such crimes happening again.
Come with Daddy explodes the myths and sets out the stark lessons. If the danger signs can be recognised, perhaps these crimes can be prevented. Every person who has contact with troubled families—counsellors, social workers, court officials, lawyers, police, doctors, teachers and the general community— needs to read this book.